St. Apollinaris Catholic Church • 3700 Lassen Street • Napa, CA 94558 • (707)257-2555

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Napa Valley's St. Apollinaris Catholic Church invites you to join us in meeting the spiritual, educational, and physical needs of our growing parish family and community.

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WELCOME TO SAINT APOLLINARIS CATHOLIC CHURCH!

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formed-logo-circle.pngOPENING THE WORD - REFLECTIONS ON THE SUNDAY READINGS
Sunday, May 27, Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, "Fix This In Your Heart"
Opening the Word is a program offering prayer and insights for the Saturday readings featuring a variety of presenters for personal faith formation. Watch the video or download the Prayer Journal at FORMED.ORG

PLEASE KEEP US UPDATED!
Are you registered at St. Apollinaris? If not, you can do so on this website or at the Parish Office. Forms are also available in the back of the church. If you have changed your address or phone number, please let us know. Church envelopes are also available at the Parish Office. Thank you.

YOUTH GROUP MEETS EVERY SUNDAY AT 5:30 PM MASS
Come and join other teens on Sunday from 5:30 pm until 8:30 pm. We start with Mass and then go to the Youth Room for fellowship. Every Sunday includes Mass, activities, food, fellowship, prayer, and discussion.

WESTERN RELIGION AND SCIENCE - DR. ALLAMANDOLA
Dr. Allamandola's Third Saturday Faith and Culture talk on "Western Religion and Science" is available online here.

SCHOLARSHIPS FROM ST. JOHN’S INSTITUTE YLI - DEADLINE TO APPLY IS WEDNESDAY, MAY 23
YLI offers three $500 Scholarships to 8th grade students, whose family is registered in a Napa Valley parish, and will be attending a Napa Valley Catholic High School this Fall. Applications are available at the School and Religious Education Office; or by calling Juliann Fontana, 252-3630. Deadline for applications is May 23. No hand-delivered or late postmarked applications will be accepted.

DEAR PARENTS WITH SMALL CHILDREN:
Thank you! When you are here, the church is filled with a joyful noise. When you are here, the Body of Christ is more fully present. When you are here, we are reminded that our worship is not personal, but is a communal prayer where all the baptized participate mystically in the one Sacrifice of Jesus Christ. When you are here, there is hope that this church will continue to be filled for years to come. Thank you! God bless you! You are always welcome at St. Apollinaris!
 

COA Santa Rose CAONE FAMILY IN MISSION - 2018 ANNUAL DIOCESAN MINISTRY APPEAL 
The Ministry Appeal is our way to support the many services that the Diocese provides to our parishes. When we reach our goal of $71,812.00 in paid pledges, 100% of the additional funds received will be returned to us for our own projects. Donation envelopes are also available in the vestibule. You can also donate online at http://www.srdiocese.org. Please be as generous as your means allow. Thank you for your support.

NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING - CLASSES BEGIN WEDNESDAY, MAY 23
NFP builds strong marriages and families. It is medically and environmentally safe, morally acceptable, and highly effective. Classes begin on May 23. To register or for more information go to www.ccli.org, call/text (707) 738-4535 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

POPE FRANCIS: A MAN OF HIS WORD - CENTURY NAPA VALLEY - JUNE 1
This film is intended to be a personal journey with Pope Francis making it more than a mere biographical documentary about him. The Holy Father's ideas and message are central to this documentary, which presents the work of reform and timeless answers to today's global questions. Coming to Napa on Friday, June 1 at the Century Napa Valley, 195 Gasser Dr. 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION – 24 HOURS WITH THE LORD – FRIDAY, JUNE 1 TO SATURDAY, JUNE 2
Eucharistic Adoration begins  Friday, June 1 following the 8:45 am Mass, and concludes after 7:00 am Chanted Morning Prayer on Saturday, June 2. Because of our 8th Grade Baccalaureate Mass, and an evening Mass, adoration will be in the Convent Chapel until 9:00 pm, when it will be moved to the Main Church. Sign up sheet in front of the church. Please contact Beth Marcus at (707)331-2363 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for any questions.

CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSION - SUNDAY, JUNE 3, IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE 12:00 PM MASS
Come join a procession honoring the Most Sacred Body and Blood of Christ on Sunday, June 3, immediately following the 12:00 pm Mass. The procession will go from the church, north on Lassen, east on Yellowstone, south on Diablo, and into the back gate,  through Cleary Park, and back into the church for solemn Benediction. We will need singers and prayer leaders, as well as strong people to carry the canopy over the priest and the monstrance; altar servers to carry candles, and First Communion and Confirmation students to be part of the procession. 

PRESENCE: THE MYSTERY OF THE EUCHARIST
What is it that is so special about the Eucharist? Although the Eucharist appears to be simple bread and wine, it is actually the “source and summit” of the Christian life. Presence: The Mystery of the Eucharist explores the truth and beauty of Christ’s real presence in the Eucharist, from its origins in Sacred Scripture, to its profound role in the life of the Church and her members. It is the crescendo of the entire story of salvation. Watch the videos online at FORMED.ORG

From Clipboardhbd.pngHAPPY ORDINATION ANNIVERSARY AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO FATHER DAVID!
On Tuesday, June 5, Father David will celebrate 9 years as a priest. Please remember to pray for our priests, and for many holy vocations to the priesthood and religious life. Also, he will be 26 years old for the 30th time on Friday, June 8! Join us for brunch to celebrate on June 8 at 10:15 am in the hall. Please RSVP to Sara DeCrevel (707)226-7712 or the parish office (707)257-2555.

"GOD IS!" A DAY OF RENEWAL – SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM
A trinitarian approach to evangelization, catechesis, and community building. Contact Deacon Peter Mathews, (707) 815-7397 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL - MONDAY, JUNE 18 – FRIDAY, JUNE 22
Join us for our Summer VBS! It's a week packed full with Mass, games, bible stories, snacks, crafts, and a family picnic! K - 5th Grade. Cost $35 for individual; $60 for family. 8:30 am -12:00 pm each day. Family Picnic on Friday, June 22 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm. Online registration here, and online payment here. (Please follow both links. Thank you.)

FEAST OF SAINT APOLLINARIS – FRIDAY, JULY 20
Friday, July 20 is the feast day of our parish patron, Saint Apollinaris of Ravenna. Join us for Mass at 7:00 am or 8:45 am, followed by solemn exposition of a relic from this 1st century Bishop and Martyr.

YOUNG ADULT PILGRIMAGE TO IRELAND - AUGUST 11 – AUGUST 19
Father David will serve as chaplain for the Regina Trips pilgrimage to Ireland. Visit with Benedictine monks at Silverstream Priory, see the castle where ‘Braveheart’ was filmed, climb St. Patrick's Mountain, see the church of the vision of Our Lady of Knock, and much more. For further information visit https://reginamag.com/regina-trips/ireland-2018/.

GRACE AND THE GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT - AVAILABLE ONLINE
Fr. David's talk on the Gifts of the Holy Spirit is available online here.

FATHER DAVID'S PILGRIMAGE PHOTOS
Fr. David is back from pilgrimage to Rome, Norcia, Assisi, and Florence. You can view the photos online here.

"Jesus loves us so much that He constantly renews His work of Redemption.
The Mass is the hidden history of Redemption,
Redemption become a Sacrament."
– Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich, (1774-1824)

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THIRD SATURDAY FAITH AND CULTURE SPEAKER SERIES
Presented by the St. Apollinaris Evangelization Team
Free of Charge. All are welcome. Donations accepted.
 
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MAY 19, 9:30 AM
Dr. Louis Allamandola
"Western Religion and Science"

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AUGUST 19, 9:30 AM
Greg Tarcynski
"Being and Time"
 
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SEPTEMBER 15, 9:30 AM
Deacon Roger Hogan

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OCTOBER 20, 9:30 AM
Tom Riley
"Dracula, Vampires, and Catholic Doctrine"

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NOVEMBER 17, 9:30 AM
Steve Ray

 

Learn more about our school here:

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Link to St. Apollinaris School Website

 

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40 DAYS FOR LIFE — STARTS ON ASH WEDNESDAY
Why not make the intention of spending one hour a week in front of Planned Parenthood in prayer?
Join us this Wed for opening prayer at 9:00 am
Call Chris at (707)252-0191 to sign up.

Walk for Life Bus Trip - San Francisco - January

40 Days for Life - Napa (October and Lent)

Life Chain Napa - October 

Napa Valley Culture of Life (Umbrella Respect Life Organization in Napa)

Birthright - a great Napa Community Pregnancy Resource

Alpha Pregnancy Clinic

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In the words of Pope Francis, “even the weakest and most vulnerable, the sick, the old, the unborn and the poor, are masterpieces of God’s creation, made in his own image, destined to live forever, and deserving of the utmost reverence and respect”.

Youth Ministry

"Let no one despise your youth, but set the believers an example in speech and conduct, in love, in faith, in purity."  -1 Timothy 4:12

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St. Apollinaris Mission

St. Apollinaris is a welcoming Catholic Christian Community united by faith in God, nourished by Jesus through both the Word and the Eucharist and empowered by the Holy Spirit.

We invite you to join us in meeting the spiritual, educational, and physical needs of our growing parish family and community through prayer, faith formation, evangelization, stewardship, hospitality, and social justice.

Religious Education

”Let the children come to me, and do not prevent them.” - Matthew 19:14
As a child ages their understanding of our faith will grow and mature with continued faith formation. Our Catholic faith has much to offer with yearly education a child will grow in understand and love of God. St. Apollinaris has much to offer children through our religious education program.

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Women's Guild

The purpose of the St. Apollinaris Women’s Guild is threefold: Spiritual, Social, and Service. We sponsor a Day of Reflection for members; Bible Study is ongoing; there are 2 dinner meetings, a Mass and Brunch; and we have day trips planned for our members. We do Service by helping with events at St. A’s.

An event is planned each month (Oct – May).

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Family Life

A monthly gathering of married and engaged couples with the goal of assisting them to become the "true" domestic church. This is done by providing tools and information to help them live out God's Plan for the Sacrament of Marriage and to create a vibrant and positive community of married couples. Activities include speakers, dinners, movie nights, game nights, informative video presentations on Catholic teaching about living God's Plan for marriage, family nights, and couple time.